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Olivier Mushimire

Olivier Mushimire is an associate researcher at The Karisimbi Institute and a lecturer at the Kigali Independent University school of law. A passionate advocate of human rights and justice for genocide survivors for about a decade – writing principally about EAC legal system, genocide denial and criminal justice. He has also a keen interest in ethical, social and cultural questions that the African continent is faced with. Olivier is also a Rwandan civil servant who reflects on the transformation of Rwanda as a chapter of the African revolution.

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